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Finally in the coup!

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We finally got our coup built and put the 7week old 8 hens and 1 roo out last night. We opened the door but they won't come out. How long does it take for them to venture out?
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Hi and welcome to BYC. The flock should really be kept in lockdown in the coop for at least 48 hours before letting them out - kinda teaches them where to go and sleep on a night. At the moment, they are simply confused - chickens hate change, so don't worry about it - they will settle down very soon.

 

All the best

CT

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When they feel safe they will venture out and explore.  All you need is one  and the others will end up following. 

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Hello:frowand Welcome to BYC!

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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Thanks! I have kept them locked in the coop for three days. I wanted to open the door tomorrow but its supposed to rain. Do you think they will know enough to get back in if it rains?
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